2 votes

Supporting Our Veterans - Call In Show JANUARY 30, 2013 6-8 pm MST

Veteran suicide rate outpaces war casualties

A recently released yearlong review by a Department of Defense task force challenged with studying military suicides shows more than 1,100 members of the armed forces took their own lives between 2005 and 2009 - more than the number of soldiers killed in Afghanistan since 2001.

That's one suicide every 36 hours.

Information on the Department of Defense website shows the military suicide rate has increased steadily over the past five years, exceeding the national average of 11.1 suicides per 100,000 people. The military averaged 12.5 suicides per 100,000 people.

This show is for them.

It is unacceptable for our veterans to continue being left on the back burner unless it is a chance for a politician to make a political point.

If you are a service member and would like to offer advice, support, and solutions to these issues and soldiers suffering from PTSD please submit comments, solutions, or call in to the show when it airs this Wednesday at 6 pm MST. Link below for more info.


Trending on the Web

Comment viewing options

Select your preferred way to display the comments and click "Save settings" to activate your changes.
BMWJIM's picture

I wrote this whole long post but

after reading it 4 times I decided to delete it. It seemed to be attacking you and that is NOT what I wanted. I am a Marine, and even with that I am unsure you or the many you are trying to help would understand where I am coming from. Maybe you should contact me through the DP e-mail.

We could then develop a relationship and see where it leads. You have only been here a couple of days. TRUST takes time and a little faith.

The one thing to remember is: Causing DEATH to a SOUL is the hardest thing to imagine. Causing death to a soul for NO REASON BUT POLITICAL is DAMNATION, self determined. Being LIED TO IS a reason to end everything or become a TERRORIST!

That is what our POLITICIANS have made our children become.

Semper Fi My Friend!

Maybe we can help our children, Just YOU and I!

1976-1982 USMC, Having my hands in the soil keeps me from soiling my hands on useless politicians.


PLEASE CALL (347) 237-5617